Congress gets it own YouTube websites

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

C-SPAN covers Congress, but not like this.

A new YouTube video service being launched by Congress will give all 535 members a new platform for things like messages crafted specifically by the lawmaker to let the folks back home know what they're doing.

Viewers of the YouTube sites will then be able to leave their reactions to what they see.

To make this happen, the House and Senate adjusted their rules last week to let members, who all have their own official Web sites, post material on a third-party Web site, such as YouTube.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was the first to use YouTube nearly three years ago, and her Republican counterpart, John Boehner, is not about to be left behind. He's already posted nearly a hundred videos on his YouTube Web site.

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